Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tuesday Tip - Prevent Teen "Sexting"

What is "sexting?" In a nutshell, it the exchange of sexually explicit messages or photos between persons by use of cell phones, email or other electronic devices. Law Enforcement is becoming more aware of these incidents and in some instances, persons are being prosecuted for child pornography laws. The LA Times ran an opinion article earlier this year that discusses varying approaches to prosecution. Bottom line is that parents need to make themselves more involved in educating their teens. Below are a couple of websites that offer tips to both parents and teens alike, on education, awareness and prevention of sexting:

Think before you hit "send." There is no real delete in cyberspace!

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